Apple is gearing up to unveil fresh iPad models in March 2024, as per insights from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. This anticipated release is expected to feature the 11th-generation iPad, the seventh-generation iPad Mini, and the sixth-generation iPad Air. While the potential introduction of a new iPad Pro remains a possibility, its arrival is currently less definite.
Alterations in the Apple Pencil and iPad Range -
Gurman predicts that Apple might phase out the original Apple Pencil alongside the ninth-generation iPad. The rationale behind this potential decision is that forthcoming Apple iPads will no longer incorporate a Lightning connector, which the first-generation Pencil relies on. It is important to note, however, that this transition will not occur right away.
New Macs Expected This Month -
Apple is preparing for a product launch centered around Mac devices before the end of this month. This event is expected to potentially introduce an updated version of the 24-inch iMac model. This strategic decision is prompted by the significant demand and constrained availability of iMacs and MacBook Pros across online and physical retail outlets, as noted by Gurman. The present 24-inch iMac, equipped with the M1 chip, is in line for an upgrade. Gurman suggests that the upcoming iMac may incorporate the M3 chip, although this detail has yet to be officially confirmed.
Mac Updates and Release Dates -
According to Gurman, the potential introduction of the new Macs is projected to take place around October 30 or 31, followed by Apple's earnings call scheduled for November 2. While these Macs are anticipated to incorporate fresh processors, substantial design alterations are not expected. However, there could be some slight enhancements to their displays.
Rumors further suggest the arrival of the next-generation MacBook Air models equipped with M3 chips in early 2024. Additionally, there are expectations for a larger 'pro' version of the iMac, featuring a 32-inch display and a redesigned appearance, to hit the market in late 2024 or 2025.